The biodiesel fuel industry is driven by public demand for a cleaner environment and sustainable energy resources, followed by national and international regulation - especially as cited by the Kyoto protocol. Furthermore, the biodiesel industry has gained worldwide support for reducing dependency on the unstable fossil oil market with its extreme price fluctuations.
Today, most developed countries require transportation fuel to use biodiesel as an alternative or complementary source. Chemical catalysts are used in the production of biodiesel. These catalysts have significant environmental and operational drawbacks with substantial impact on cost-effectiveness. Conventional biodiesel processes require the use of high-grade feedstocks, thus making a major impact on the global food products markets.
The use of immobilized TransBiodiesel's enzyme-based catalysts eliminates these drawbacks.